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Royal Yacht Britannia replacement could trigger UK shipbuilding, says expert

The Mirror 12 May 2021
The vessel has been suggested as a fitting tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh ... .

Prince Charles proposed to a different woman before Princess Diana, but she rejected him

Newsner 12 May 2021
However, according to a Channel 4 documentary called ‘The Royal House of Windsor’, Charles was very nearly matched with another woman before he’d tied the knot with Diana ... It’s also detailed in the programme that Charles took Amanda on the Royal Yacht Britannia for a trip to the Caribbean.

Push for clarity on America's Cup future

RNZ 09 May 2021
The New York Yacht Club lodged a challenge for the 37th America's Cup with Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and current defenders, Team New Zealand, this month - despite the event not yet being open to entries ... and the Challenger of Record the Royal Yacht Squadron and Team UK.

New York Yacht Club challenges for 2024 America's Cup - with conditions

NewstalkZB 09 May 2021
The current defender and challenger of record - the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain - are yet to formally invite challengers.

New York Yacht Club again to vie for America's Cup, seeks long-term plan for competition

Marietta Daily Journal 09 May 2021
The New York Yacht Club will try once again to regain the Auld Mug. Last week, the club submitted to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, New Zealand, a challenge for the 37th America’s Cup. The challenge was ... .

Why Boris Johnson’s Conservatives keep getting away with scandal

New Statesman 07 May 2021
Hartlepool falls ... Unlike previous prime ministers, he has no interest in uniting the country ... He cynically wraps himself in the flag – sending gunboats to Jersey and an aircraft carrier to the Far East, expanding our nuclear arsenal, repainting the prime ministerial plane red, white and blue and, reportedly, resurrecting the idea of a royal yacht ... .

Why the new royal yacht could be politically dangerous for Boris Johnson

New Statesman 06 May 2021
Boris Johnson will announce within weeks a new national flagship named after the Duke of Edinburgh that will be seen as a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia,” announced Christopher Hope in the Sunday Telegraph ... But the suggestion that a new royal yacht has an important role to play in clinching trade deals seems a little far-fetched.

Scottish elections: Ross not on board with funds for Johnson’s new royal yacht

The Times/The Sunday Times 05 May 2021
Douglas Ross has exposed another fault line in his alliance with Boris Johnson, insisting that a new royal yacht should “absolutely not” be funded by public money ... .

Boris Johnson is in favour of building a £200 million yacht in honour of Prince Philip

Winona Daily News 05 May 2021
When he was foreign secretary, Johnson said a new royal yacht would “add greatly to the soft power of this country” ... I can think of nothing better than a replacement for Royal Yacht Britannia bearing his name as the permanent memorial to his love of Commonwealth, Britain and the sea.”.

£200mn for a Yacht to honor Prince Philip? Britain has far more important priorities

Press TV 05 May 2021
Why not use some of the proposed money for the royal yacht, to make good on the government’s promise to house those people, as former Prime Minister Theresa May promised? ... yacht named after a Prince born in Greece, tells you a great deal, about the reality of modern-day Britain.

Scottish election: How the leaders did in their last debate

The Independent 05 May 2021
... recovery, moved into the weeds of social care policy, and then detoured via a bizarre question on a mooted Royal Yacht to the constitutional question, at which point the evening’s politesse disintegrated.

Commons Confidential: Johnson’s showboat

New Statesman 05 May 2021
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster ... The Queen is not amused . An impeccable authority informed me Betty was furious the PM hijacked her hubby’s death to launch his Brexit Britain £200m royal yacht as HMS Prince Philip by piping a cabinet minister to brief the media during the two-week official mourning period ... Not so. [See also ... --> ... .

Princess Diana was ‘stranded’ and ‘humiliated’ by Charles at an event for Camilla

The News International 04 May 2021
“Earlier in the year, the royal family gathered for a reception aboard the royal yacht, H.M.Y ... “In front of an astonished throng, he quit the royal parade to go and greet her, complete with warm ...

New flagship vessel should be built in Belfast: naval architect

Belfast Telegraph 03 May 2021
Stephen Payne — a past President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects — has a proposal for a ship considerably bigger than the former royal yacht Britannia, decommissioned in 1997 after 43 years in service ... former royal yacht with a new vessel that could cost up to £200m.